Epidendrum platypleuromegaloclinium Hágsater, Uribe Vélez & E.Santiago 2016 GROUP Andean SUBGOUP Cernuum

TYPE Drawing

TYPE PHOTO By C Uribe Velez/TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Wide Leaved E platystigma Epidendrum

Flower Size 1” [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia on the Cordillera Occidental at elevations of 3350 to 3450 meters as a giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with many branching throughout, cane-like, terete, erect, straight, secondary branches shorter, tertiary stems shorter yet and those branches can branch again stems carrying numerous on the main stem, 5 to 6 on the branches, all along the apical half of the stem, alternate, articulate, suberect, unequal in size, basally smaller, green to purplish green, lanceolate, acute, margin crenulate towards the apex leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose, rarely producing an additional very short raceme at the apex of the peduncle, occuring only once, peduncle .6” [1.5 cm] long, terete, thin, with a large, lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul bract at the apex, densely, simultaneously 35 to 45 flowered inflorescence with prominent, shorter tha n the ovary, gradually shorter above, narrowly triangular-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, olive green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1475 Hagsater & Santiago 2013 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide;